I have accumulated many personal reviews while listening to albums. My reviewing style is non-conventional and was only intended for myself. Sometimes I will only use one sentence to describe an album if I feel that is all that's required. Other times I will review an album while I'm still listening to it, leading to a song-by-song review of the album (bringing the size of the review to nearly dissertation-level). There are times when I will even come back to a review to add information that I didn't know when originally writing the review. The point is that I won't edit my reviews to make them more readable or conventional. My reviews are always a direct result of what I was feeling when I wrote them and I want to let that feeling come through.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Hatebreed - Satisfaction is the Death of Desire [1997]

So, yeah, it's a bit of Metalcore and a bit of Hardcore. Neither are winning genres for me, but Hatebreed is quite good at capturing the energy of those genres without being too annoying about it. That said, one recurring theme for this band will be the AWFUL vocals of Jasta. He has the vocal range of a fucking cricket. All vocals are exactly the same. All words are exactly the same. Monotone doesn't even go far enough to describe it, and it gets really fucking annoying after a couple songs. The positive message is also really fucking gay. Even though this album is short, it's still not short enough. I get really tired of the same riffs cropping up in song after song. Sure it's pretty heavy, but it's not particularly catchy and the vocals are relentlessly boring and shitty.

Rating: 5


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